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This is poster #50 titled, “Animal Research Benefits All Species” and a subtitle “Turning Discovery Into Health”.   This Caribbean blue colored poster displays a cartoon like male person dressed in casual clothes sitting on the ground in the center of the poster.  The person is surrounded by research animals and all of them are superimposed on a light blue circle that encompasses the person and animals. A brown dog is to the left of the person with a white cat in front next to a tan monkey on the right and a pink pig behind and to the right.  Lastly, there is a white and black guinea pig on the person’s lap.

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Welcome to the Intramural Animal Care and Use (ACU) program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This page is intended to serve as an information resource for NIH scientists, Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC) members, veterinarians, animal science specialists, and other NIH staff involved in the conduct of biomedical research here at NIH.

Dr. Michael M. Gottesman, Deputy Director for Intramural Research serves as the Institutional Official for the NIH Intramural Research Program. Twenty-five of 30 NIH components use animals in their intramural research programs. Each of those 25 components has an ACUC, and their program is directed by a senior veterinarian, the Animal Program Director (APD). In the conduct of their research, the scientific staff, ACUCs and APDs are responsible to the Institutional Official. The Animal Research Advisory Committee (ARAC) meets monthly to discuss trans-NIH topics and to provide advice to the Institutional Official. The Office of Animal Care and Use (OACU) provides oversight and programmatic assistance on behalf of the Institutional Official.

All components of the intramural NIH ACU program are accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International.

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This site was last updated on September 18, 2015